Become a Louisiana Notary Public

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Louisiana Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Louisiana is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Louisiana notary public.


Louisiana Notary Public Training

As a notary public in the State of Louisiana, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Louisiana Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. 

How to Become a Notary Public in Louisiana

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Louisiana Notary Public

Step-by-step instructions on how to become a notary public in Louisiana.

1. Make sure you meet the requirements to become a Louisiana notary (see below).

2. Complete the Application to Qualify and pay the $35 application fee.

3. When your Application to Qualify is approved, you'll receive instructions to register online to take the required Notary Exam Pre-Assessment. Once you've registered for the Notary Exam Pre-Assessment, you will receive an email from the LSU Center for Assessment and Evaluation on how to login and complete the pre-assessment. The pre-assessment is an evaluation, and does not require a passing score for you to register for the Louisiana notary exam.

4. Once the Secretary of State receives your pre-assessment score, you will be able to register online for the Louisiana notary exam. 

5. You must complete your Application to Qualify, Notary Exam Pre-Assessment, and Examination Registration within 30 days prior to your exam date. 

6. Take and pass the Louisiana notary exam.

7. You must execute two Oath of Office forms. File your notary oath and bond with your pariah's clerk of court. 

8. Purchase a Louisiana notary stamp.


Commission Term: Lifetime
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Not Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $135
Other: Exam Required; provisional notaries must pass only the multiple choice and research sections of the exam initially, but must pass all other sections of the exam by 8-1-16 or the commission will expire. Provisional notaries must also attend a notary orientation class.

Notary Division
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Phone: (225) 922-0507